The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, stopped at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester for a checkup last week while on a tour of the United States and is in excellent health.
The Rochester Post-Bulletin says the official website of the Tibetan government in exile reports that the leader had the exams Friday and Saturday, then reported the good news while speaking to a group in Madison, Wis.
As he prepared to depart, His Holiness told the Tibetans that he had his annual medical check up at Mayo Clinic yesterday and the doctors had told him that he was in excellent health. The conference hall was filled with a resounding applause as His Holiness told them about his health condition. His Holiness then joked that while his overall physical health was excellent, he had some slight irritation in his eyes.